The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 50 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing HP 22 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.34% 3.63% 4.81%
As % of the Vendors category 5.87% 7.71% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 7
Average daily rate
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£364 £205 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.56% -51.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £100 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £637 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £13.73
% change year-on-year
+22.80% +3.78%
HP
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
375 363 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 39.89% 47.08% 51.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 160 135
Average daily rate £400 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £148 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 28
Average hourly rate £15.77 £12.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.16% -61.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

HP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -5 7 £300 -42.30% 2
Warrington -6 2 - - 1
Crewe -8 1 £200 +70.21%
Knutsford - 1 £425 - 1
Northwich - 1 - - 2
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP.

1 22 (41.51%) Windows
1 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
2 17 (32.08%) ITIL
3 16 (30.19%) Cisco
4 15 (28.30%) OpenView
5 13 (24.53%) Service Management
5 13 (24.53%) VMware
6 12 (22.64%) Migration
6 12 (22.64%) SAN
6 12 (22.64%) SLA
6 12 (22.64%) MCP
6 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
7 11 (20.75%) CMDB
8 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (18.87%) Data Centre
8 10 (18.87%) Finance
8 10 (18.87%) MS Office
8 10 (18.87%) CCNP
8 10 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (16.98%) CCNA
9 9 (16.98%) Change Management
9 9 (16.98%) Opsware
9 9 (16.98%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (15.09%) Network Management
10 8 (15.09%) NAS
10 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (15.09%) HP NNM
10 8 (15.09%) NetScout
10 8 (15.09%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (15.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (15.09%) IBM Notes
2 4 (7.55%) Exstream Dialogue
3 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.89%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
2 10 (18.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Exstream
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) SAN
2 8 (15.09%) NAS
3 5 (9.43%) Firewall
3 5 (9.43%) WAN
4 4 (7.55%) LAN
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.77%) NX-OS
6 2 (3.77%) DNS
6 2 (3.77%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.77%) DHCP
6 2 (3.77%) Internet
6 2 (3.77%) VLAN
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.89%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.89%) Wireless
7 1 (1.89%) HTTP
7 1 (1.89%) SNMP
7 1 (1.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) RDBMS
1 4 (7.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.89%) Informix
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) JIRA
2 1 (1.89%) Selenium
2 1 (1.89%) Mockito
2 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.89%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.89%) JUnit
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.89%) Introscope
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Analyst
2 11 (20.75%) Service Analyst
2 11 (20.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Network Specialist
3 7 (13.21%) Consultant
4 5 (9.43%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) OAT Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.77%) FlexPod Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Middleware
2 1 (1.89%) Spring
2 1 (1.89%) JSON
2 1 (1.89%) RESTful
2 1 (1.89%) PowerMock
2 1 (1.89%) JAX-RS
2 1 (1.89%) Catalyst
2 1 (1.89%) HTML
2 1 (1.89%) J2EE
2 1 (1.89%) CSS
2 1 (1.89%) JDBC
2 1 (1.89%) Servlets
2 1 (1.89%) SOAP
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) XML
2 1 (1.89%) XSL
2 1 (1.89%) WSDL
2 1 (1.89%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) CMDB
2 10 (18.87%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.43%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (9.43%) Replication
4 4 (7.55%) Mainframe
4 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.66%) FlexPod
6 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.77%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.89%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.89%) Handset
7 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.89%) PMI
7 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.89%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 22 (41.51%) Windows
2 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (11.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.55%) Data ONTAP
4 4 (7.55%) Linux
4 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.66%) AIX
5 3 (5.66%) UNIX
5 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.77%) Solaris
6 2 (3.77%) SUSE
6 2 (3.77%) Debian
7 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) ITIL
2 13 (24.53%) Service Management
3 12 (22.64%) Migration
4 9 (16.98%) Change Management
4 9 (16.98%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (15.09%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (15.09%) Network Management
6 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.66%) Project Management
7 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.66%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (3.77%) Web Development
8 2 (3.77%) Change Control
8 2 (3.77%) Coaching
8 2 (3.77%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.77%) Open Source
8 2 (3.77%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.77%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.43%) SQL
3 2 (3.77%) Perl
4 1 (1.89%) PHP
4 1 (1.89%) C
4 1 (1.89%) Java
4 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) Jython
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) MCP
2 10 (18.87%) CCNP
2 10 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (16.98%) CCNA
4 8 (15.09%) CCIE
5 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (7.55%) MCSE
6 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.77%) NCIE
7 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.77%) MCITP
8 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.89%) Degree
8 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.89%) MCDST
8 1 (1.89%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (9.43%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
4 4 (7.55%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (3.77%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (28.30%) OpenView
2 8 (15.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (15.09%) HP NNM
3 7 (13.21%) SCCM
4 5 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (3.77%) SCDPM
5 2 (3.77%) SCVMM
5 2 (3.77%) BladeLogic
5 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.89%) OVSD
Vendors
1 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
2 16 (30.19%) Cisco
3 13 (24.53%) VMware
4 9 (16.98%) Opsware
5 8 (15.09%) NetScout
5 8 (15.09%) IBM
5 8 (15.09%) Lotus
6 7 (13.21%) Citrix
7 5 (9.43%) NetApp
7 5 (9.43%) Veritas
8 4 (7.55%) Sun
8 4 (7.55%) Veeam
9 3 (5.66%) Oracle
10 2 (3.77%) BMC
10 2 (3.77%) Dell
10 2 (3.77%) EMC
10 2 (3.77%) Brocade
11 1 (1.89%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.89%) Draytek
11 1 (1.89%) AppSense